A week from now Mobile World Congress doors will open, meanwhile world-wide vendors are pretty busy with press release announcements about new forthcoming handset, we hardly keep up with them (smile).
The latest announced is LG Mobile smartphone — Optimus Lte Tag with NFC technology on-board. Basically the phone is the Optimus Lte (Spectrum, Nitro HD) + NFC technology and Tag Plus stickers which are pretty similar to Sony Xperia Smart Tags.
LG Optimus Lte Tag sports a 4.3-inch IPS LCD touch screen with 650 nits of brightness and WVGA (800 x 480p resolution) display, the same 1.2GHz dual-core CPU and 5MP rear-facing camera, 1.3MP front facing camera like on the original. The phone runs on Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and comes with a 1,700 mAh battery capacity.
Optimus Lte Tag launches in South Korea through SK Telecom, LG U+ and will have a price set around $700 (€540).
OPTIMUS LTE TAG FROM LG OFFERS NFC, BUT WITH A TWIST
Unique Tag+ Feature Allows for User Customization
Without The Hassle of Fiddling with Phone Settings
SEOUL, Feb. 20, 2012 – LG today announced its newest addition to its LTE smartphone line-up for the Korean market, the Optimus LTE Tag. Coming on the heels of impressive sales of its Optimus LTE, the world’s first HD LTE smartphone, the Optimus LTE Tag advances LG’s vision of offering the most diverse collection of LTE devices for all types of customers.
“Our goal is to offer the widest variety of LTE smartphones in the industry in 2012,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “The Optimus LTE Tag isn’t just a cosmetically-enhanced version of Optimus LTE, it offers a truly innovative feature which we think really makes a smartphone smarter.”
The Optimus LTE Tag gets its name from a unique new feature, LG Tag+, which uses NFC (Near Field Communication) to communicate with special stickers or “tags” that can be programmed to automatically change the phone’s settings. Swiping a tag upon entering the office could put the Optimus LTE Tag in silent mode and activate Wi-Fi. A tag on the car dashboard could be programmed to turn on Bluetooth, GPS and raise the volume. The options are limitless.
With Slim and sleek design, the Optimus LTE Tag is available in white. Running a 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread (with the option to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich later) and 4.3-inch IPS display, the Optimus LTE Tag is the ideal multimedia environment.
o Chipset: 1.2GHz Dure-Core processor
o Display: 4.3-inch (800 x 480) IPS
o Memory: 16GB eMMC
o Camera: 5.0MP with AF-LED Flash (Rear) & 1.3MP (Front)
o OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
o Battery: 1,700mAh
o Others: LG Tag+, MHL(Mobile High Definition Link), DLNA(Digital Living Network Alliance)